We got this set for a guest room that has a cherry sleigh bed and butter yellow colored walls and it's a very vibrant red-more coral so it isn't over powering. The piping and zippers on the pillow case covers show the quality as well as the material. This is a set you would find in a nice department store comparable to Ralph Lauren/Laura Ashley quality. We are very happy with it.
I decided to buy a duvet cover instead of a comforter set because they can be stored easier than a big fluffy comforter and can be used in the summer just as a duvet, no comforter inside. Since I live in Florida this was important to me. I am using this in my guest room. I was pleased with the color as it was pretty much what I saw online. I've only had it a short time but the quality looks very good. I have not wash it yet but will before my next guest arrives. Over all I am very pleased.